December 15, Boston Event: The Hidden Epidemic: AIDS, Human Rights, and Vulnerable Populations

Please join MSH and other Boston-area groups for a timely discussion focusing on Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, and Massachusetts, "The Hidden Epidemic: AIDS, Human Rights, and Vulnerable Populations."

Human rights are no longer considered peripheral to the AIDS response. 80% of countries explicitly acknowledge or address human rights in their national AIDS strategies - however criminalization of people with HIV still persists and poses significant challenges to the AIDS response.

Ensuring that men who have sex with men, sex workers, transgender people, injection drug users, black women, homeless youth and orphans are empowered to both access and deliver comprehensive and appropriate packages of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services - and by ensuring that law enforcement agencies and the judicial system protect their rights - is essential to the HIV fight.  

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 9:00-10:30 a.m. Management Sciences for Health Lobby 784 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA, 02139 Light breakfast and coffee will be served.

Moderated by: Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, President and CEO, Management Sciences for Health 

Panelists: Elden Chamberlain, Most At Risk Populations and Networks Specialist , USAID-funded AIDSTAR-Two Project, International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Candace Miller, ScD, MHS, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Center for Global Health & Development and the Department of International Health, Boston University School of Public Health

John Gatto, Senior Vice President of Programs, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts

Joshua Rubenstein, Northeast Regional Director, Amnesty International USA

This event is free and open to the public. 

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